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Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1988-04-23

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Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1988-04-23


Topics Live concert


Hell In A Bucket, Cold Rain & Snow, Beer Barrel Polka, Hey Pocky Way, West L.A. Fadeaway, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, To Lay Me Down, Cassidy, Don't Ease Me In Playin' In The Band-> Crazy Fingers-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Jam-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> I Need A Miracle-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Hey Jude Reprise-> Stella Blue-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Irvine Meadows
Location Irvine, CA

Source FOB-AUD> PCM> DAT> CDR> EAC> WAVE LAB> CD WAVE> MKW> SHN (Seekable)

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FOB-AUD> PCM> DAT> CDR> EAC> WAVE LAB> CD WAVE> MKW> SHN (Seekable); Converted and seeded to etree by Steven Leeds, with thanks to Paul B.

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Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2015
Subject: 3
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Reviewer: cosmicsunflower - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2007
Subject: Great show
This was the first show I ever listened to on cassette. It was my first time baked and have to this day never felt so amazing. I remember how awesome the connection was between the music and the universe around me...Anyway its a great show, and any time Uncle Jerry sings TLMD I get all choked up. Thanks for the post
Reviewer: jboyaquar - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2005
Subject: YEAH, but Sunk as the concert went on...
1st Set: Busting out of the gates like our pants as as hot as "Hell." Bobby's already gruffly booming that sexy muscular voice. There's some might behind this otherwise slightly sludgy "Cold Rain" Yes, a bit of fun "Finniculi" tuning for us to share... Isn't DP 3 awesome when they blast into 'Music' after 'Finn?' Well, this "Pocky Way" sounds almost as good...it's a blast of energy. Well, it wouldn't be a three-night stand in Southern Cali if "West" wasn't played. Solid ummph, bass, in this. "Uncle's" struggles with finding a consistent rhythm while "River" is far more casually confident. "To Lay Me Down" is awfully sweet. "Cassidy" is carefully constructed and delicately handled. "Ease" peppily finishes off the first.

2nd Set: Will expansively dark territory be approached during this set-opening "Playin?" It winds a fine delicate path that loses its way with busyness till Brent inspires w/ some Davidesque 'Sketches of Spain' keys. It morphs into a nicely woven "Crazy Fingers" too soon, though. Jerry and Brent wove themselves a neat-o-web. Of course we're feeling soft and cozy, a perfect time for "UJB." It's perfectly acceptable though I wish the band showed as much interest in performing as Jerry has for playing. "Drums/Space" come and go as they please... The simplicity and direct qualities of "GDTRFB" makes it more appealing as a late late 2nd setter not an emergence after the shapeless "Space." This version's fine. "Miracle" is a dirty, raucous, sloppy crowd sing-along. "Fantasy/Hey Jude" is a tired combo. Blessedly, they stay 'tired' during a weak-kneed, depleted, lovely "Stella." Minimal isntrumentation continues with an oddly almost silent "Lovelite." It went from quiet to loud well, but I'm feeling kinda blah about...

Enocre selection is an appropriately weary "Knockin."

3 stars
Reviewer: mustabeenthedoses - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2005
Subject: Great Sounding
Another tremendous sounding FOB
Reviewer: mcadkstar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2005
Subject: Total meltdown!!
Ok - let's be clear, I was substantially 'altered' during this show (the 2nd show of three, and a Saturday - my night of choice for the fungus among us!)
We were in the last row of reserved in the far corner, Jerry side. It's freezing out, and I am howling at the moon without a shirt, oblivious to the cold - the band was just too hot!
First set- nothing spectacular outside a rare 'To Lay Me Down'
The second set rollicked along, and then something seemed to kick in (the band, me, or both?) during the Drums>Space segue. The Ampitheatre started to really melt away now. Jerry came out in the middle of this mind fucking Drums set and started and ended Space with these antideluvian chords, played in fifths, with a psychedelic minor progression - I've never heard him play anything like it since.
GDTRFB was a howling good time - the girl from the audience on stage to dance during 'Knockin'. This show holds a memorable place (I think!) in the smokin hole that was my brain... Enjoy!
Reviewer: Honest Injun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2004
Subject: The Bus comes by and I get on
So many great memories of this, my first show (better late than post-95). Thousands of miracle seekers so we walked out onto the freeway and bought our tickets from the cars stuck on the exit ramp. Zon scored us the Lucy in the Skies so I would be in the right frame of mind left body for the show.

And what a show it was. High energy and cool song selction. Download Hell in a Bucket and sample how on bobby was and how strong his vocals were. Pocky Way was a highlight because I was a huge Nevilles fan at the time. But when they went into Hey Jude and I realized I was watching the Dead doing the Beatles, I had my first "This is the best thing that is happening on the planet right now" moment of clarity. That feeling would be captured at least once at each of the rest of my 47 shows.

People started wooing in my section during drums and in my altered state I realized what they really wanted to do was howl like wolves and get back to their primordial roots. I started howling and soon the whole section was doing it too. I also remember moving down to the tenth row during my first Stella Blue and thinking he was singing "Stellar Blue". I also thought, "How nice of the crowd, they are indulging Jerry and letting him sing this slow song." Other memories were how great the Irvine Deadows grass felt under my feet and how delicious a Snickers bar tasted. But perhaps the best part of the whole night was hearing Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus" for the first time in the post-show parking lot, being blown away by Lowell's slide on Mercenary Territory and dancing until I was sober enough to drive home. Thanks again, Zon, for being such a great bad influence.
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